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Segmentation fault in acl_event_is_valid () using clEnqueueFillBuffer()


A segmentation fault may be seen after in any memory manipulation on a buffer that was filled by a call to clEnqueueFillBuffer().  An example of the error message is shown below.

Segmentation fault. 0x00007ffff5ae810b in acl_event_is_valid () from /intelFPGA_pro/17.0/hld/host/linux64/lib/libalteracl.so

The clEnqueueFillBuffer() call itself returns no errors.


To work around this problem,  fill a host buffer with the desired data and use the cCreateBuffer() function with the CL_MEM_COPY_HOST_PTR option.

cl_mem buffer = clCreateBuffer (context, CL_MEM_COPY_HOST_PTR,   size, host_buffer, &error)

This problem is scheduled to be fixed in a future release of the Intel® Quartus® Prime software